OSAMU TEZUKA

The “god of manga”, Osamu Tezuka alone created comics with epic stories and established the foundation of anime culture in Japan. His legacy continues through his influence of many noted manga artists, including Fujiko F. Fujio and Mitsuteru Yokoyama (author of Tetsujin 28-go). Tezuka produced a series of popular manga hits for over 40 years until his death in 1989. The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum, located where he grew up in Takarazuka, Hyogo Pref., and managed by Takarazuka City, exhibits a number of precious historical materials and works of manga and anime.

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One of his masterpieces, Tetsuwan ATOM (Astro Boy), became the first domestically produced 30-minute TV anime series in Japan. Tezuka not only drew the original manga but also handled the animation production. He adopted a method called “limited animation” requiring simplified motion while allowing the story itself to bring true strength to the work. This labor-saving technique had an enormous influence on subsequent Japanese anime works. Ribon no Kishi (Princess Knight), inspired by watching many performances of the all-girl Takarazuka Revue, helped establish a genre called “girl manga.” Black Jack, which drew on his knowledge as a medical doctor, helped launch the medical manga genre.

In the library at the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum, you can see his works translated into various languages from around the world.

Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum

7-65 Mukogawa
Takarazuka-shi, Hyogo Pref.

SPACE BROTHERS
super-popular manga depicts the dreams of youths dedicated to space
3D LATTE ART
the ultimate shape of art to come — too cute to drink?
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
OTAKU CAMERA
the app that makes anyone a manga character
Gyudon(beef-on-rice bowl)
牛丼
Kaminari-mon
雷門
Karaoke
カラオケ
Japanese pub
居酒屋
Meiji Shrine
明治神宮
Gohtoku-ji
豪徳寺
Harajuku girl
原宿ガール
Roppongi Hills
六本木ヒルズ
Ryukyu Karate
琉球空手
Taketomi Island
竹富島
Kachaashii
カチャーシー
Mangroves
マングローブ
Taiwan
Mobile Suit Gundam
Korea
Hakuohki / Adekan
Japan
Fate/Zero , BLEACH
Japan
Inu x Boku SS
Outdoor girl finds kawaii in a sleeping bag.
Harajuku girl leads next-generation kawaii.
Cute community character promotes local charms.
Harajuku fashion is a way to express myself.
Jidai Matsuri
時代祭
Stay at Machiya
京町家ステイ
Yokai Costume Parade
百鬼夜行
Kyoto Streetcar
嵐電
Picks
楊枝
Tenugui (Japanese towels)
手拭
Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
ANREALAGE
アンリアレイジ
RICE CAKES
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
TEMPURA
天婦羅
SOBA
蕎麦
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
Nerhol
YAYOI KUSAMA
KOHEI NAWA
NEBUTA MATSURI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
MENBURYU
SANJA MATSURI
KENDO
剣道
KARATEDO
空手
NOH
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
EDOKIRIKO
江戸切子職人
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
PLAY STATION
PlayStation
e-Sports
e-Sports
SHOGI
SHOGI
GAME CENTER
GAME CENTER